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World-class pianist, composer brings piano jazz mastery to Folsom

Kenny Werner

Considered “a clear virtuoso” by the New York Times and “My kind of musician” by Quincy Jones, world-class pianist and composer Kenny Werner brings his piano jazz mastery to Harris Center in Folsom Feb. 14 & 15. Joining him will be the rest of his long-standing trio, Ari Hoenig and Johannes Weidenmueler. From receiving the 2010 […]

No Comment / February 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Surprises await in ‘Rehearsal for Murder’

"Rehearsal for Murder's" Alex Dennison (Eli Galloager) points a gun at other cast members, left to right, Karen Daniels (Kayleigh Neff), Lloyd Andrews (Michael Stevenson), David Mathews (Trey Sturges), Man in Auditorium (Garrett Larson), Bella Lamb (Gina Sapyta), and Leo Gibbs (Joel Heichman). The Union Mine production opens this Thursday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When the beautiful, aspiring actress Monica Wells falls 10 stories to her death following the debut of her starring role in a Broadway play written by her fiancé, the police declare the tragic death a suicide. Law enforcement surmised her fatal plunge was the result of bad reviews of the play and the death was […]

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Broadway veteran D’Ambrosio to sing on Harris Center stage

Franc D’Ambrosio

Franc D’Ambrosio, famed as “the world’s longest-running Phantom,” brings the stage to life in his inimitable style at the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College on Feb. 9. Best known for his decade-long appearance in lead role of the Tony Award-winning musical “The Phantom of the Opera,” D’Ambrosio also performed the Academy Award-winning theme song […]

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Watch a miracle unfold at Sutter Street Theatre

Heather Warren, left, stars with Camy Rae Wilson in Sutter Street Theatre’s production of “The Miracle Worker.” Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, “The Miracle Worker” tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. This American classic dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human […]

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‘Wicked’ tickets on sale next week

SACRAMENTO — After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2012, “Wicked,” Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will return to Sacramento Community Center Theater this spring as part of the Broadway Sacramento series. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Feb. 15. With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (“Pippin,” “Godspell,” Academy […]

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California brings out the best in artists, past and present

“Walk on the Wild Side” at the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild’s 29th annual show. This quilt will be raffled off to one lucky winner. Photo courtesy of Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild

Perhaps it’s the light here: clean, bright and bold. Perhaps it’s the pioneer spirit: fresh and unafraid. Call it what you will, art created in California has its own flavor. There are three events this month that celebrate California art.  ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ The first is this weekend, Feb. 7 and 8. The […]

No Comment / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Oak Ridge grad awarded visual arts grant

"The Night Mare" by Bryan Valenzuela

Oak Ridge High School graduate Bryan Valenzuela was awarded $5,000 in recognition of his exceptional talent and demonstrated ability by The Leff-Davis Fund for Visual Artists. “Being a professional artist isn’t necessarily a traditional route with clear sign posts. There’s a lot of feeling your way in the dark, piecing together a living from various […]

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